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  • #46
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    Originally posted by Michael Hohn


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    Originally posted by Dutchman


    It looks like you have some good gluing surfaces as well as support for the sub-roof, Mike.


    Bruce,
    Yes, I like lots of bracing and glue surfaces, as you know. In my early days of scratchbuilding I was not so careful; it’s disappointing to complete a model and a corner of the roof lifts off. Additionally, many of my scratchbuilds are for our club and buildings need to be bulletproof, especially those on modules.

    Mike


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    I think That's a good habit to have. The model is looking solid but also "squared" nicely.

    Bob
    It's only make-believe

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    • #47
      Your company store's looking good, Mike.

      George
      Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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      • #48
        Thank you, Dave, Bob and George.

        Dave, steal all you want.

        Bob, one aspect I like about large buildings ox that they are easier to get square.
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • #49
          The roof is on.



          Needs a chimney.

          Meanwhile, I’m glazing the windows, a few at a time.

          Mike
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          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • #50
            Nice, are you going with slate for this one?

            Bob
            It's only make-believe

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            • #51
              Good progress Mike. i too am wondering what you'll cover it with.

              And the dreaded window glazing slowly progresses.

              I hate glazing. Because you can't really paint over your mistakes.
              Regards Rob

              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

              My current build.

              https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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              • #52
                Mike,

                I have been following your progress silently, in the background. Looking forward to the time when trains will be meandering through those hills you are planning on scenicing. It appears that structure building is a good forte as well.

                Rich

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                • #53
                  Thank you, Bob, Rob and Rich.

                  Bob, I plan to shingle this one.

                  Rob, you put your finger on the problem with glazing.

                  Rich, I appreciate your following along. I think I meander as much in my modeling as my trains do.

                  Mike
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • #54
                    Mike your making nice progress on your store. Looks good!
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • #55
                      Thank you, Larry!
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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • #56
                        The Company Store is coming along nicely, Mike!

                        Pete

                        in Michigan

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                        • #57
                          Pete, thank you!
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                          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                          • #58
                            All I can say is I’m grateful to all the music people are putting on the web, because I need something in the background when I’m doing things like shingling roofs. Jazz, folk, blues, old time, they all work. During the week I listen to our classical station.

                            I completed half of the roof:



                            I’m using variable width shakes from BEST in the neutral color. I brushed on Bragdon Weathered Brown powder, trying to be as random as I could.



                            I prepared three sheets.



                            As I cut off strips of the self adhesive shingles I rotated among the three sheets to try for as random a pattern as possible.

                            Mike
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                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • #59
                              Thank goodness for strips of shingles. That is a sizable roof. It is looking good, Mike.

                              Chuck

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                              • #60
                                Thank you, Chuck.

                                I agree. I can’t imagine doing individual shingles for a background structure like this. I have too many models to build.

                                Mike
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